Our final episode of 1967 is not quite a dope parable, but it is about drug trafficking.
These plants look sad. I guess they need watering.
Clark Howat is the boss this week.
The budget for season two must have been of the chain by Dragnet standards.
Here, we have a soundstage full of a whole entire crashed Cessna 140 plus three cars!
Yep. It's a soundstage with a freaking plane in it!
There is some mysterious and not-legal cargo aboard, surprise surprise.
It's those powder packets from the intro!
Gannon! We didn't know you could speak Spanish!
Entrega la mercancia como la otra vez al mismo lugar -- 5 de las mañana Miércoles.
(Deliver the goods as before at the same place - 5 of Wednesday morning.)
THOSE PRICES FOR POT AND HEROIN SOUND RATHER EXORBITANT
They dolly the camera RIGHT up to the car!
OK Nevermind, let's just go check out the plane rental place.
OK, back to the sound stages:
You're going to read some lines, I'm going to read some lines, the usual.
Do you understand?
I BETTER PUT MY COOL GLASSES ON
Well, Door, it's just you and me again.
Here's our first reverse-projection driving sequence of the episode, 17 frames.
That's fancy driving.
Let's go wake up Bert Holland.
What a ham.
Enter our second night-driving reverse-projection assembly (seven frames):
Let's follow it up with the "driving past the Cluny scotch billboard" sequence:
It does beat the hell out of sequences driving to and from Parker Center.
Yes, pretty much a classic midcentury modern apartment house lobby but stripped way the hell down!
Well, we solved the case - those little plastic letters never line up straight.
3B David Johnson
3C M. Garner
3D Jerome Frank
3E P. Henderson
3F John Simon
2261 S. Lankershim Boulevard.
Blue accent wall, gold carpet...
Side chairs, fancy...umbrella stand?
This carpet is so gold that it got it's own musical cue:
That is some godawful carpet.
It's fitting. The Lorraine Gary's character on the other side of the door is hella tragic.
HEY LADY CAN YOU TELL US WHERE TO FIND FRED VINCENT?
NOT RIGHT AWAY
I HAVE TO BE ALL TRAGIC FIRST
THAT'S LOS ANGELES FOR YOU
TAKE A LESSON FROM PEGGY WEBBER
WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?
We are treated to both sides of the 76 Station drive-by pan.
That's so much neon. Wow. Hey, Joe, do us a favor and kick in a door!
WITH PLEASURE *kick*
THERE IS A PROSTHESIS ON THAT CHAIR
Wall art in this set seems to travel in pairs.
GENEVA CONVENTION! GENEVA CONVENTION!
Watch out, Joe. That drum lampshade is creeping up behind you!
One. Big. Gold. Flokati. Rug.
Look under this bag of pot bales. It's a portal to another world!
Jack, your morality is a little heavy-handed.
Popping out of the bushes like STP!
Julian Burton, John Sebastian.
I'M SHAKING PAPER AT YOU
All suspects now serving their sentences in the state prison.
Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday
Harry Morgan as Officer Bill Gannon
Fred Vincent as Jerry Frank
John Sebastian as Peter Witmer - I love this guy! Later in the series, he plays a mobster!
Julian Burton as Wallace Shanklin
Lorraine Gary as (tragic) Mrs. Frank
Clark Howat as Captain Al Trembly
Steve Dunne as Fred Robertson
Elaine DeVry as Patricia Wingate
William Boyett as Sergeant Robert Forsen
Bert Holland as George Donaldson
Art Direction - Russell Kimball
Set Decor - John McCarthy & John Sturtevant
Costumes - Vincent Dee
Written by David H. Vowell
Aired 28 December 1967